TV faces in court

Josh Quong Tart

There were two unrelated court cases involving TV faces last week: actor Josh Quong Tart (Home and Away) and former reality participant Matt Goyder (Farmer Wants a Wife).

Josh Quong Tart, who played Miles Copeland in Home and Away from 2007 to 2011, attended Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday as he sought to have a string of charges dealt with under the Mental Health Act.

The court heard Quong Tart suffered from alcohol addiction, post traumatic stress syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

He has pleaded guilty to three incidents, two months apart including resisting arrest, intimidating a police officer and wilful and obscene exposure last November, plus behaving offensively, assaulting police and resisting arrest in January.

Magistrate Viney accepted Quong Tart had PTSD but refused his application for the offences to be dealt with under the Mental Health Act rather than the criminal law.

“Whilst I accept that there is a mental condition suffered by the applicant there is also alcohol involved in the commission of these offences,” she said.

The matter was adjourned so that a pre-sentence report could be prepared.

Matt Goyder

Meanwhile 2016 Farmer Wants a Wife participant Matt Goyder, 29, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court to enter guilty pleas to possessing and distributing child sex abuse material online.

He did not enter a plea to a third charge of possessing or copying an indecent or obscene article.

The 29-year-old appeared on season nine of Farmer Wants a Wife back in 2016.

He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars.

Goyder will face Perth Magistrates Court again in September.

Source: Daily Mail, Seven News

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